World's Longest Treetop Walkway in Switzerland
The Swiss Ski Resort of Laax Unveils the Longest Treetop Walkway
A unique way to discover Switzerland
Senda dil Dragun, which appropriately translates to "Way of the Dragon," has welcomed nearly 50,000 visitors since it opened to the public nearly two months ago. The emerging tourist destination connects two Swiss villages Laax Murschetg and Laax Dorf and stretches for nearly 1.7 km through the forest, perched in the tree canopy up to 28 metres above the ground.
The longest treetop walkway in the world includes four platforms with seating and informational displays describing local plants, trees and animals. Adrenaline junkies can hop on the 73-metre-spiral slide, which is built into the tower in Murschetg, to experience the many moods of the Swiss forest.
The project, which was developed by the Municipality of Laax and the Weisse Arena Group, is expected to bring an extra 130,000 visitors a year to the iconic mountains of Switzerland.
Digital experience adds more fun
From October 11, with the help of augmented reality technology, visitors to Senda dil Dragun can add more fun to their adventure. By using a rented tablet at five designated areas throughout the walkway, visitors can access information about local geology, agriculture and human settlement.
Martina Calonder, a spokesperson for LAAX said, “Many of us are dreaming of an idyllic escape in the great outdoors this year, as we look to move forward from the tough months experienced in 2020, and this treetop walk will be the perfect tonic.”
The walkway is open all year long and in winter visitors can enjoy music, storytelling, and children's character appearances along the path.
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